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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Imperial 4-Pack is fan-freakin-tastic!!!
« on: June 5, 2003, 12:02 PM »
Yeah, I was happier than I expected with this set. I still would have bought more than one but for the Vader figure. Still might pick another up and do some custom with that Vader armor.  ;D

The lamest complaint I've heard about this set is the inclusion of the WEB cannon. Some just can't get past the idea that this is just a weapon and wasn't necessarily exclusive to one planet. Some people have no imagination, but my kids certainly didn't mind putting the stormtrooper and Vader behind it.

(See, Vader ordered the stormtrooper to shoot down that TIE Bomber that was stolen by a rebel operative masquerading as an AT-ST driver but everyone knows stormies can't hit the broad side of a bantha so Vader tossed the soldier out of the way, took control of the cannon, and brought down the bomber himself!)

Sweeeet! Yeah, the EWEB is definitely an all-climates weapon. That was even the case when I played with the vintage figures (though they were new at the time). Good to hear your kids have great imaginations, PL! :D

Saga '02-'04 / Re: OK, what the.... (Nexu!?)
« on: June 5, 2003, 10:37 AM »
The mouth makes a repeating noise when you hold down the tongue, like a dog when you're playing "tug-o-war" with one of those rope toys...just a constant stream of growling.

The button on the side makes two other noises. I've never really find a way to make it always do one or always do the other, it just seems random.

Saga '02-'04 / Imperial 4-Pack is fan-freakin-tastic!!!
« on: June 5, 2003, 10:34 AM »
I could have also entitled this thread "Imperial 4-pack renews Lando's hope in SW collecting". I feel like this is the first SW figure I've gotten since....oh, before you were born...

I found a few of these last night at TRU in Times Square, NY. I bought 2, despite their pricetag (possibly the only thing I didn't like about the set). I'm psyched with this 4-pack. Despite the fact that Vader isn't an army builder, he is the best Vader we have so far...and when I swap heads with the upcoming removeable helmet Vader, and give him softgoods cape and robes, he'll be the ultimate Vader...

The stormtrooper, who many of you know has knee articulation, can be posed perfectly with the E-WEB tripod cannon. I can't believe this wasn't brought up in any of the reviews on the collecting sites. He looks great. If you have more than one of the stormie, you can pose the other futzing around with the power supply. The E-WEB is a two man operation, apparently. Either that or the Stormtroopers have a pretty good union.

I didn't need another Interrogation droid or mouse droid, but hey, they look good in the background. And if the Empire ever needs to run interrogations en masse, I'll be set.

Couldn't be happier with the R4 I won't have to paint my own!

Despite the compaints I've heard about the quality of the plastic on the AT-ST driver, I'm very pleased with these as well. I don't have a problem with the plastic on this, as he'll just be window dressing when he's not completely obscured inside the AT-ST. Plus, if you think he looks bad, perhaps you should take a look at this...

I know, I know....that was cruel.

Lastly, it was a great idea on Hasbro's part to throw us a bone and give us some stands for once! Bravo Hasbro, bravo...

Saga '02-'04 / Re: OK, what the.... (Nexu!?)
« on: June 4, 2003, 10:22 AM »
Mine was cracked right out of the package, Jesse. There was a crack in the area of the battery cover for some reason. I just superglued it and its been fine since, but obviously the quality control on this $9 figure leaves much to be desired.

Hey Dressel Rebel, welcome aboard! :D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Movie = Aliens 5!!
« on: May 27, 2003, 02:50 PM »
Yeah, Predator 2 was certainly no were near as good as Predator, but Alien3 and Alien:Resurrection were both horrid perversions of an excellent storyline set up by Alien and Aliens. An Alien vs Predator movie would work IMO much better than this Freddy Vs Jason movie, because the flick would be dealing with species rather than individuals. But there would need to be a couple things to make it work...

*It should not be called "Aliens vs. Predator". That just sounds dumb.

*It would need a competent director.

*It would need an excellent script.



*NO CHEEZY COMIC-INVENTED PREDATOR "HONOR CODE". The Predator needs to be taken back to its sadistic roots.

*Aliens and Predator(s) that tend toward the design and behavior of the creatures from Alien, Aliens, and Predator (The weapons from Predator2 kicked @ss though).

*Colonial Marines, baby! :D

Feedback / Reconsgt
« on: May 23, 2003, 03:13 PM »
A great guy, and very easy to deal with. Hooked me up with 3 Clone Pilots! Just in time too, as the separatist forces were getting really close and that gunship was a sitting duck! :p

Thanks again!

Feedback / Re: LandotheScoundrel
« on: May 23, 2003, 03:11 PM »
No need to thank me, you're very generous and easy to deal with! Thanks again!

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Favorite Geonosian???
« on: May 23, 2003, 11:47 AM »
After really looking at the Geonosians onscreen, I'm not very happy with any of the figures released thus far. None of the figures look like actual creatures that are comfortable with their physiology like they did onscreen. The figures look like they're in a constant state of "flailing". I'd love an army builder geonosian that can stand almost at attention like the one standing guard outside Obi-Wan's cell when Dooku walks in.

There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to have a good Geonosian figure. I guess I blame it on the whole action-feature/pose tendency of the SAGA line. But now that that's over, I wish Hasbro would give us some good stuff.

And yes, the Geonosian fighter looks SICK!!! I never thought they'd make it.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Anyone want a giant Spider Droid?
« on: May 21, 2003, 04:41 PM »
Anyone want a giant Spider Droid?

I want one of these so bad I can taste it!

I'd love an assortment of the Homing Spider Droid (that's what they call it on the OS), and the AT-TE. My life would nearly be complete!  :o

Saga '02-'04 / Re: How Long Will Hasbro Make 3 3/4"
« on: May 21, 2003, 04:34 PM »
This poses the question...

Will you be interested in starting a collection of a new line at a new scale? I really only collect the 3.75" figures. I have 2 or 3 of the 12" figures. The prospect of starting a new line at a new scale is a little overwhelming. Can you imagine if all the 3.75" figures you have were at the 6" scale? I'd have to buy a house just for them.

The MOMC completist 2-of-everything collectors would be screwed.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Soft Goods?
« on: May 21, 2003, 04:28 PM »
I'm an adamant supporter of soft goods. *shakes fist in the air for dramatic effect*

There's no reason why figures in cloaks should always have to be stuck in a standing pose. I'm sure that doesn't help kids get into star wars. I would have been pretty ticked off as a kid if Jedi Luke couldn't fit into the TIE interceptor with his cloak on. Though I'm not sure why he would anyways.

I just think that sculpted plastic robes (or ponchos, or half-cape Boba Fett thingees, or Endor overcoats) take away alot of the versatility of action figures. Sure, I don't need Orn Free Taa to pilot the X-wing, but the main characters should be able to fit into any vehicle. And soft goods allow this.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: HOT prices at KB Toys!
« on: May 21, 2003, 04:20 PM »
Thanks guys! :D

Other Toy Lines / Re: Movie Maniacs 6
« on: May 21, 2003, 10:13 AM »
This is hands down, my favorite Movie Maniacs assortment from McToys. Of course, I'm a big Aliens/Predator fan, so I'm a little biased. The articulation on these is superb, and it doesn't hurt the detail. I'm really hoping that we get an Alien warrior from "Aliens" before they lose the license on these.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Luke and Darth: A New Hope...What are they?
« on: May 21, 2003, 10:07 AM »
I could see Hasbro releasing the MOTDS Vader on a card and reissuing the POTJ X-wing Luke.

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